Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Toadstool Fairy House

This is something I have been working on a while now. It's one of those things I kept starting then putting down and doing something else. Well at last it is completed!

toadstool Fairy House

toadstool Fairy House

I got the idea from

I didn't buy the pattern instead I decided to make things harder for myself and create my own.

As soon as I saw it I fell in love with it and knew my nieces would too! I'm going to make a few more and give them to my nieces for Christmas pressie's. I was thinking instead of doing them all Toadstool houses I could maybe do a Daisy house as well but still umming and arring about that one, what do you think???

Here she is hiding from the world in her new home!!

toadstool Fairy House

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Thursday, 18 August 2011

Crochet Apple Coasters Pattern

crochet apple coasters

Crochet a cute apple coaster or make an entire set! These are so simple to make and take no time at all!! Here is the pattern I used -

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 4 1/4″ (11 cm) in diameter
Medium Weight Yarn (small amount of red, brown and green)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
Yarn Needle

Gauge: rounds 1 – 3 in pattern measures 3 1/2″ in diameter

Crochet Pattern: Apple Coaster
Round 1: with green, ch 4, 12 dc in forth ch from hook, sl st in top of beginning ch-4: 12 dc
Round 2: ch 3, 2 dc in each dc around, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 24 dc
Round 3:with red, ch 3, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 12 times, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 36 dc
Round 4: ch 2, (2 hdc in next dc, hdc in next dc) 18 times, sl st in top of beginning ch-2, finish off: 54 hdc

Row 1: with brown, ch 6, working in back ridge only, hdc in third ch from hook and in each ch across, finish off: 4 hdc

With green, start by chaining 9.
Row 1: sl st in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, turn to work in opposite side of foundation chain into remaining loop, sl st in next ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, finish off: 16 sts

Using photo as a guide, sew stem and leaf to top of apple.


crochet apple coaster

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Monday, 8 August 2011

crochet slippers

crocheted slippers by Aunt Angie Sews
crocheted slippers, a photo by Aunt Angie Sews on Flickr.

Some very simple crochet slippers!! They keep your feet nice and warm!! I found the pattern for these when looking on flickr.

Here is the link if anyone is interested!!

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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Granny Square Blanket Finished!

At long last I have finished my first granny square blanket!

granny square blanket

Its not massive I thought for my first one I'd start small and work my way up to a bed sized one.

granny square blanket

I think the flowers really pop and just gives it that something extra.

granny square blanket

Can't wait to start the next one!!
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